Dependability Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old dependability quotes, dependability sayings, and dependability proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Cultivate dependability and you will always have responsibilities.     

Roy L. Smith

Gain a modest reputation for being unreliable and you will never be asked to do a thing.     

Paul Theroux

Dependability is more important than talent. Dependability is a talent, and it is a talent all can have. It makes no difference how much ability we possess if we are not responsible and dependable.     

Floy L. Bennett

We are sure to get opportunities as we show ourselves capable of being trusted.     

Roy L. Smith

Don't make any promises that you can't keep.     

Ann Marie Aguilar

It is OK to say 'no'. It is OK to say 'I will think about it'. It is OK to say 'I will try'. It is not OK to make promises you cannot keep.     

Izey 'Victoria' Odiase

It's so simple really:  If you say you're going to do something, do it.  If you start something, finish it.     


Action springs not from thought, but from a readiness for responsibility.     

Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Ability is a wonderful thing, but its value is greatly enhanced by dependability. Ability implies repeatability and accountability.     

Robert A. Heinlein

Ability is important in our quest for success, but dependability is critical.     

Zig Ziglar

When you start lying, you stop building trust. When you stop lying, you start building trust.     

Saji Ijiyemi

If you are a man of dependability, you are worth more than if you were clever.     

Roy L. Smith

And the strongest trust is built by the smallest actions, the keeping of the little promises. It is the constant truthfulness, the continued dependability, the remembrance of minor things, which most inspire confidence and faith.     

Walter Wangerin Jr.

Consistently delivering on your promise value reinforces trust.     

Bernard Kelvin Clive

Dependability, integrity, the characteristic of never knowingly doing anything wrong, that you would never cheat anyone, that you would give everybody a fair deal. Character is a sort of an all-inclusive thing. If a man has character, everyone has confidence in him.     

Omar N. Bradley

Ability is important in our quest for success, but dependability is critical.     

Zig Ziglar

When friendships are real, they are not glass threads or frost work, but the solidest things we can know.     

Ralph Waldo Emerson

When faced with a challenge, look for a way, not a way out.     

D.L. Weatherford

If your actions don't live up to your words, you have nothing to say.     

DaShanne Stokes

There is nothing dependable that is not backed by character.     

Roy L. Smith

One does not need to be brilliant to be dependable.     

Roy L. Smith

If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything.     

Mark Twain

Reliability is a most wonderful virtue. We should cultivate it. We should be consistent about the things we do, so that others will know they can count on us. But more important, we want to be able to count on ourselves. The greatest pain is to have to disappoint one's self.     

Sterling W. Sill

God does not begin by asking us about our ability, but only about our availability, and if we then prove our dependability, he will increase our capability.     

Neal A Maxwell

A person who inspires confidence is one who carries a fine attitude. Wholesome attitude radiates trust, and trust is that quality of life that is fundamental in dependability, and dependability is more to be desired than a brilliant mind.     

Joseph Quinney, Jr.

The greatest ability is dependability.     

Bob Jones, Sr.

Reliability is the precondition for trust.     

Wolfgang Schauble

The only people who count are those who can be counted on.     

Henry F. Cope

The man of dependability is never a drug on the market.     

Roy L. Smith

When you blame others, you give up your power to change.